DOJ asks judge to hold Trump team in contempt of court in documents probe: report

DOJ asks judge to hold Trump team in contempt of court in documents probe: report

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal judge to hold former Donald Trump’s office in contempt of court for failing to fully comply with a subpoena to return all classified documents in the former president’s possession, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell … Read more

Video shows Viktor Bout swap for Brittney Griner

Video shows Viktor Bout swap for Brittney Griner

Video released by Russian state media shows a first-hand view of WNBA star Brittney Griner being swapped for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout on the tarmac of an airport in the United Arab Emirates. The “Merchant of Death” can be seen embracing his Russian countrymen after being freed from federal custody hours earlier. The footage, … Read more

Who is Prince Heinrich XIII, arrested in German overthrow plot?

Who is Prince Heinrich XIII, arrested in German overthrow plot?

Prince Heinrich XIII, a septuagenarian aristocrat fond of fast cars and bespoke suits, sold real estate and organized golf tournaments from his lavish hunting lodge — while also plotting to overthrow the federal government, according to German police. On Wednesday, the minor German royal was arrested along with 24 alleged accomplices, members of what authorities … Read more

Putin vows to persist with Ukraine war, defends airstrikes

Putin vows to persist with Ukraine war, defends airstrikes

Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to continue with the invasion of Ukraine despite widespread condemnation from the West — as he defended airstrikes targeting Ukraine’s critical infrastructure by arguing that Kyiv “started it first.” “There is a lot of noise, chatter and outcry all across the universe,” Putin said. “It will not obstruct us … Read more

Ex-Kremlin op on Brittney Griner: ‘Putin outplayed Biden’

Ex-Kremlin op on Brittney Griner: 'Putin outplayed Biden'

A former adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the prisoner swap that sent Brittney Griner back to the US in exchange for arms dealer Viktor Bout was a win for Moscow — and made America look weak. “Putin outplayed Biden,” Sergei Markov wrote in a scathing post on his Telegram channel.  “We got … Read more